The President’s Challenge: Adult Fitness Test
How Fit Are You?
The President’s Challenge: Adult Fitness Test is located at www.adultfitnesstest.org. Click on the Take the Adult Fitness Test: Are You Ready? Start Here button to complete the fitness test. Next, click on Enter Your Data Online Here on the left-hand side of the screen. After completing the Adult Fitness Test, keep the window open, scroll to the bottom of the page, and review the information under Improve Your Scores to answer the following questions.
1. On your results page locate the heading Improve Your Scores. Click on Aerobic Fitness – Interpret and Improve. Based on the information provided, how can you improve your aerobic fitness?
The best way for me to improve my aerobic fitness is to conduct regular participation in moderate to vigorous physical activities. This will not only maintain my physical activity, but improve it. So basically I need to start off doing moderate physical activities such as speed walking, swimming, biking, or any activities that will increase my breathing or heart rate. Then after a few weeks move to doing vigorous physical activities which means instead of speed walking, swimming, or biking. I would start jogging, swimming, biking, rowing, or any activities that will cause my heartbeat or heart rate to increase to high levels. I also need to make sure to spread out the activities so I will not over work my body. For example do all these aerobic exercises 4 days out of 7. Then after doing the vigorous exercises for a few weeks take the same fitness test to see if the results are really helping me improve, or if I need to modify my work out some more.
2. Click on Muscular Health – Interpret and Improve. What suggestion is provided to improve your muscular strength?
The way I can improve my strength and endurance is repeating the same exercise more often, or working against a heavier load and keeping...